Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Campbell, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, who is the recipient of the 2014 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.
Congratulations to Thomas Freeman on his new position as a lecturer with the UNC Chemistry Department
Dr. Aziz Sancar enjoying the games last week with several others.
Updates from our department alum
Jon successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on July 1, 2014.
Congratulatons to Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi on his new Assistant Professor position with the Department of Experimental and Systems Pharmacology at Washington State University.
Congratulations to Dr. Dileep Varma on his new tenure-track faculty position with the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
We welcome Dr. Silvia Ramos who has just joined the lab of Dr. Bill Marzluff and thus is a new research faculty member in the Department.
After 16 years of dedicated service to the Department, Rhonda is leaving for a promotion with OSR.
Ivan successfully defended his dissertation and received his PhD on June 23, 2014.
Drs. Brian Strahl, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UNC-Chapel Hill along with Or Gozani, Associate Professor at Stanford, and Mark Bedford, Professor of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the University of Texas are the scientific founders of EpiCypher, a company that develops and manufactures novel products and tools for epigenetics and chromatin biology research. As of earlier this month, the operations have been moved from Texas to UNC-Chapel Hill campus.
Congrats to Joseph Pearson for publishing a first author paper in Developmental Biology. His article "Enhancer diversity and the control of a simple pattern of Drosophila CNS midline cell expression" was available online ahead of print on May 20, 2014.
Greg Wang receives a grant from Gabrielle's Angels to study "Novel Approaches to Target PRC2 Enzymatic Complexes for the Treatment of Hematopoietic Malignancies"
In the June 19, 2014 edition of Molecular Cell, the Dohlman lab publishes a paper "Cellular Noise Suppression by the Regulator of G Protein Signaling Sst2."